WKA Announces 2020 National Sprint Racing Programs

Complete Revamp Allows for More Classes and New Venues

In a new approach to provide a place for most all National Sprint Racers, WKA has gone outside the box to introduce its 2020 National Sprint Racing Programs, while introducing a two-race Florida Winter Cup Series, National Kid Kart Program, and the already-announced WKA America Grand National Event.

Race Format
As mentioned in previous announcements, the race format for WKA National Sprint Racing Programs will highlight single event Champions for all classes.

Day 1 – Free Practice, followed by Happy Hour Qualifying Practice

Day 2 – Heat Races. Drivers accumulate points to determine start position for Day 3

Day 3 – Final Races to determine one event champion per class

All events in each series will count towards season-end Championships; no drops

WKA Florida Winter Cup Series, 2-Rounds, No Drops, (** Select Classes)
Event # 1: WKA Daytona KartWeek, December 27-30 2019
Event #2: WKA Florida Winter Cup Championship, February 21-23, Orlando Kart Center

WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, 4-Rounds, No Drops
1. WKA Daytona KartWeek, December 27-30 2019
2. Charlotte Motor Speedway WKA Charlotte Karting Challenge, April 17-19
3. WKA Manufacturers Cup Grand Nationals, New Castle, IN, July 10-12
4. WKA Manufacturers Cup Championship Event, Orlando Kart Center, October 2-4

WKA America Grand National Event
WKA America Grand National, Whiteland Raceway Park, Fall Date TBA

Class Structures
(MA = Masters Scored Separately)
Micro Rok**
Mini Rok**
Mini Swift**
Rok GP JR**
Rok GP SR/MA**
100cc Tag JR (KA, VLR)**
100cc Tag SR (KA, VLR)**
206 Cadet**
Rok Shifter SR/MA**
IAME X30 JR (Man Cup Only, including Daytona)
IAME X30 SR/MA (Man Cup Only, including Daytona)
**Both Florida Winter Cup AND Man Cup Classes

WKA National Kid Kart Championship, 4-Rounds, No Drops

WKA Florida Winter Cup Championship, February 21-23, Orlando Kart Center
Charlotte Motor Speedway WKA Charlotte Karting Challenge, April 17-19
WKA Manufacturers Cup Grand Nationals, New Castle, IN, July 10-12
WKA America Grand National, Whiteland Raceway Park, Fall Date TBA

The new Florida Winter Cup will consist of a two-event series, starting with Daytona KartWeek.  Participants racing at Daytona KartWeek in the classes for the program, receive points they can apply to round two of the two-event Florida Winter Cup Championship.  Drivers wishing to race only in Florida in the Winter can benefit, and still be part of a Championship.

Kid Kart racers also have their own four-event championship, to crown one WKA National Kid Kart Champion.  The category will be included in at least one event of all the National Sprint Championship Events, starting at Orlando in February, then at the famed Charlotte Karting Challenge.  Additionally, the Kid Kart Grand National Event joins the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Grand National Event at New Castle, join in ManCup racers for the coveted WKA Grand National Eagle, then finish up the year in the fall with the WKA National Kid Kart Championship event at Whiteland Raceway Park.

“In recent years, WKA National Sprint Racing limited the opportunities for racers by only offering the Manufacturers Cup, with a limited amount of classes.” Stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “By introducing more programs, WKA can support its working ethic, by having a place for everyone.  To do that, we had to think outside the box and offer programs that appealed to each category of racer, from Kid Kart, to Regional Racer, to National Racer, in several categories.  We are proud to have accomplished that with this well thought out, creative approach.  This is a very exciting time for WKA Sprint Racing.”

The WKA 2020 Tech Manual will be updated with schedules and categories for all these new programs.  Keep watching for updates at www.worldkarting.com for more exciting news for the new season.

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